(Lander, Wyo.) – The last remaining piece of the Lander Community Center was toppled yesterday. Destroyed by fire in July, the Community Center, circa 1920, was demolished by contractor Tim Bales, who left the fireplace standing until Wednesday afternoon. Ramo Anesi built the iconic fire place; Ramo was also the builder of the red stone Lander wall that surrounded the old high school and is still in place on West Main Street at the site of the Lander Business Park. Anesi’s grandson is Doug Anesi, president of the First Interstate Bank in Lander. (Photo by Michelle Motherway)
(Lander, Wyo.) – The Fremont Count Library in Lander will again present a winter series of HDTV broadcast performances from the National Theater of London, beginning with the stage adaptation of Mark Haddon’s very popular novel “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.” The performance is scheduled this Saturday, Sept. 8 at 1:00 p.m. in the Library conference room.
Lander Marine wounded in Afghanistan; Drive to generate get well cards, care packages being organized
(Lander, Wyo.) – Word has been received in the community that a Lander Marine serving in the Middle East has been wounded and has been or will be soon be flown to a U.S. Military hospital in Germany for follow-up treatment. Ben Hockett, the son of David and Kathy Hockett of Lander, apparently was hit in the arm and/or shoulder by ground fire while his Osprey was on a mission in Afghanistan, according to several reports. Hockett is a crew chief on an Osprey, which was picking up an Australian Special Forces unit. As the Osprey was leaving the scene, ground fire hit Hockett, who was manning a midship gun, according to reports.